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12th World Science Fiction Convention

The 12th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as SFCon, was held September 3–6, 1954, at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California, United States.

SFCon, the 12th World Science Fiction Convention
GenreScience fiction
VenueSir Francis Drake Hotel
Location(s)San Francisco, California
CountryUnited States
InauguratedSeptember 3–6, 1954
Filing statusnon-profit

The chairmen were Lester Cole and Gary Nelson. The guest of honor was John W. Campbell, Jr., the editor of Astounding magazine. Total attendance was approximately 700.


The 11th Worldcon was the first one in which Hugo Awards were awarded. The 12th convention did not continue the tradition, but since the 13th convention, Hugo Awards have been a permanent fixture of Worldcons.


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Preceded by
11th World Science Fiction Convention
Philcon II in Philadelphia, United States (1953)
List of Worldcons
12th World Science Fiction Convention
SFCon in San Francisco, United States (1954)
Succeeded by
13th World Science Fiction Convention
Clevention in Cleveland, United States (1955)